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Transcript of a Sermon Preached at Morgan County Correctional Facility in Wartburg, TN Friends, the great equalizer in all of our lives is our desperate need for God's grace, mercy and forgiveness. If someone forgives you a $100 debt, that means they have to cover that debt with $100 of their own money. I want … Continue reading Receiving God’s Forgiveness
The above quote is often used to reprimand "un-Christlike" Christians. Ghandi had first hand experience with this. For example, he was once turned away from a church service because he was not white. Certainly, we Christians have often failed to live up to the ideals of our Savior. I make no excuses for that either … Continue reading The “Politically Incorrect” Teachings of Jesus
The issue of alcohol has always been a controversial one within the Christian community. Did Jesus make, or advocate the use of, intoxicating wine? Is having an occasional drink really that big of a deal? These are certainly valid questions that committed Christians have asked over the years. Beliefs and practices among individuals vary. Baptists, … Continue reading Alcohol: To Imbibe Or Not To Imbibe?
Should ministers run for political office? I write this only a few days after longtime Christian broadcaster and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson passed away. As people remember his legacy, both the positives and the negatives, I thought it would be a good time to revisit some of the issues regarding the role of the … Continue reading Preachers and Politics
Transcript of a Sermon Preached at Morgan County Correctional Facility in Wartburg, TN on Sunday, June 4th 2023 God is a relational God. Keep that in mind as we go through this message. Everything with God comes down to relationship, especially when we think of eternity and the afterlife. Turn with me to Ecclesiastes 3:11 … Continue reading Heaven, Hell, Eternity and You
Transcript of a Sermon Preached at Morgan County Correctional Facility in Wartburg, TN A little boy prayed for God to give him a new bicycle. He prayed every night. On the first night, he told Jesus "If you get me a new bike, I will never scream or yell again." On the second night, he … Continue reading Bible Keys To Victorious Prayer
In Part 1 of our study, we have discussed God's command for all Christians to live holy lives. In Part 2 we discussed the wonderful experience of sanctification and how the work in making us holy is ultimately God's, not ours. As we conclude, the next question becomes "What does a holy life look like?" … Continue reading Holy Living 3: Legalism- Counterfeit Holiness
Can Jesus be your savior without being your lord? The so-called "Lordship Salvation" debate has become one of the most divisive issues in the modern church. While both sides raise some valid points, I have concluded that the answer is much more nuanced than it may appear on the surface. In this continuation of our … Continue reading Holy Living 2: The Sanctification Factor
Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page " One of the disturbing things about Christianity is that very few Christians ever advance beyond their first revelation." Lester Sumrall¹ Walking with God is (or at least, should be) an unfolding process in which we get to know Him better and better. As we discussed before, … Continue reading What Is a Full Gospel Christian?